• Run is a drama short film based on assault. A woman's daily
run in the park gets disrupted when an unexpected event
leaves her running for her life.
• The beginning of the short film uses text to explain the main
inspiration for the film and how its based on assault.
Mise – En – Scene
• Location/Setting: The director has set this film in the
present(2012) in a park this makes it more realistic as all age
groups can relate to this setting. This is a location where every
day people go to a numerous amount of things such as
exercising, which fits in well as the main character is seen
running. In the opening scene the main character is seen as
young and innocent, she is unaware of what is about to
happen and is happily running.
Mise – En – Scene
Make-Up/Clothing: There are two main characters shown within
this short film. The woman running and the male capturer.
Woman: She is seen wearing
• Man: He is seen wearing
casual gym clothes such as
trousers and an army print
leggings, trainers and a hoody.
jacket with his hoody up
This adds to the verisimilitude as
covering his face. His clothes
she is wearing everyday casual
are dark and convey mystery
clothes that a runner would
and danger. His clothing tell
wear. The pink conveys her
the audience his menace and
youthfulness and innocent and
will pose a threat to the
highlights to the audience that
something may be about to
happen and the status quo will
soon be disrupted.
Mise – En – Scene
• Lighting: At the start of the film the lighting is bright and
vibrant. It also looks like a good day as the sun is shining , this
shows a happy atmosphere and a normal, everyday mood.
• But, the film changes and the becomes dimmer, this then
shows a true reflection of the film and how the film is about to
be situated. The darker lighting creates a mysterious and
worried atmosphere. Leaving the audience unsure of what's
going to happen next.
The shots used in the opening sequence
are a variety but are mainly wide shots
and close ups. Wide shots are used to
show the woman is being
watched, location and what she’s
close ups and medium close ups are
used to show the audience her facial
expressions and emotions while running
and highlight how scared and frighten
A high angle looks down on the woman
and highlights how vulnerable and
powerless she is.
A point of view shot is used to show the
audience what the women is seeing
while she runs, its shaky as she's running
Editing & Sound
The use of slow paced editing highlights to viewers how
vulnerable the woman is running. An eye line match showing the
protagonist’s headphones shows how close the man is to the
victim and how eager he is to find her.
Fast paced editing was also used with a variety of camera
movements and angles to make the scene more captivating for
The non-diegetic score music used consisted of instruments such
as drums which grew louder as the credits and titles of the film
appeared. Non-diegetic screams can be heard which set the
scene and alert the audience that the protagonist is in trouble.
The diegetic scream the protagonist shrieks out while swinging the
hammer and the use of blood on her face connotes to the
audience that protagonist may have killed the stalker. This is then
followed by non-diegetic score music which is melancholy and
saddening, the beat then kicks in and it connotes a sense of
hope that she may be free from her stalker.
• Many enigmas are placed within the film, when the women is
caught why does the man walk after her instead of run? Why
is there a focus on the women’s headphones? And why does
the women never scream for help once the tape on her
mouth is ripped off?
• The man looks like his walking instead of running because his
bought the girl to a secluded forest. He knows that its likely she
wont escape and find help. He may also be walking as it adds
a sense of suspense of whether his going to catch the girl or
• The focus on the headphones may be because the women
ran ahead it helps the man to see what direction she's run in,
so he can follow and find her.
• The woman may also not scream for help as it makes the film
During the opening sequence the audience can relate as the park is a
realistic location, this also hints the status quo will soon be disrupted as the
audience are unaware of what's about to happen to the woman. The
film has many stereotypical drama convections such as the characters;
they are seen doing very realistic things such as running in the park. Also
it deals with realistic and true human emotions, the short film is based on
a very serious issue rape/assault, these themes helps viewers engage
At the end of drama’s there is often a form of realisation, the women is
conveyed as brave and daring when she gets a chance she pushes the
man and gets the hammer, you then see blood on her face which make
the audience think she's killed him unfortunately later on we figure out this
is not the case. This drama follows the convection of realisation, as at the
end of the film after a black screen a new girl is seen running in the exact
same place along the same path and a wide shots shows she's being
watched, this conveys to the audience this woman is about to go
through the same torment and danger as the last woman. This highlights
that rape and assault are on going issues in todays society, however they
need to be stopped.
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